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Parsi New Year

Parsi New Year, also known as Jamshedi Navroz, is a regional holiday in Maharashtra, India. It is celebrated every year in August.

Celebration\ Observance

The new year celebration focuses on renewal for the new year. Wearing new clothes, making donations, cleaning the house, and giving gifts are part of the renewal. Government and businesses are open with the restricted holiday.

History

Jamshed, the King of Persia, started the Parsi calendar and is named for the holiday. The Parsis believe in the religion of Zoroastrianism and are the largest single group worldwide.